Category Archives: Politics and Elections

Israel Lobbies Shaping Illinois Governor’s Race

next to last paragraph: “crammed full with Israeli bone fides.” — not sure, but shouldn’t that be bona fides?

Brilliant to compare Israeli election meddling with Russian meddling.
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Jimmy Carter Warned of Trumpism in 1979

by James M. Wall Last week brought more ill-informed, mean-spirited acts from our current President.  Before reviewing some of those acts, pause with me for a moment to give thanks for Jimmy Carter. Here is just the latest reason to … Continue reading

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“This Meddlesome Priest” Troubles Trump

by James M. Wall At 2:30 in the morning of June 17, 1972, forty five years ago this weekend, five men were arrested as they attempted to place wire taps in the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the … Continue reading

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The Political History Behind Trump’s Curtain

by James M. Wall Writing in the current issue of In These Times, American History scholar Theo Anderson follows the modern political conservative movement’s rise to power from the founding of the Heritage Foundation in 1973 through Donald Trump’s inauguration … Continue reading

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Trump Delivers “A Deportation Force on Steroids”

by James M. Wall In response to a question about Antisemitism, President Trump summarized his answer with one of his typical non sequitur closings: “you’re going to see a whole lotta love.” What we are getting from Trump is not even remotely … Continue reading

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“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in us”

by James M. Wall The Merriam-Webster dictionary has just announced that more than one thousand new words have been added to its latest edition. One of those new words–snollygoster–arrives just in time to apply to Republican members of Congress, who shut down Senator Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Trump’s Attack on Congressman John Lewis

by James M. Wall President-elect Donald Trump posted several insensitive and ill-informed tweets against Congressman John L. Lewis on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  The tweets displayed an ignorance of the facts about both Lewis’s history of public service, and … Continue reading

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Using Fake News To Demean Trump Is Wrong

by James M. Wall One week before his inauguration, President-elect Trump was dealt an irresponsible, “warped and self-destructive” blow by the CIA and its allies in the media. This conclusion was reached by Glenn Greenwald, in The Intercept. Greenwald was quick to … Continue reading

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Trump: Stay Strong Israel; 1/20 Coming Fast

by James M. Wall As soon as the Congress arrived back to do the nation’s business on January 5, it bowed to Tel Aviv. Politico reports that “the House voted overwhelmingly [342 to 80] to rebuke the United Nations for passing a resolution that … Continue reading

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Reich’s Counsel To Trump: Grow Up

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